“Go out and convince the world that it must be dedicated to the Blessed Virgin if it will find peace” ~ Pope Pius XII
Inspired by a homily of Dom Andrew Southwell OSB Juventutem London are beginning a Rosary for the conversion of Europe on Tuesday 13th December, 6.30pm near the site of the Tyburn Tree. The site of the Tyburn Tree is at the southern end of the Edgware Road on the traffic island opposite the Odeon cinema. The closest tube station is Marble Arch. *UPDATE* We will meet at the Speakers Corner coffee hut in Hyde Park, opposite the site of the Tyburn Tree and begin our prayers in the park. We’ll walk to Tyburn during the final decade and conclude there with a blessing from Fr Redman.
The Rosary will be led by Father Alexander Redman and will include a reflection on the English Martyrs and the power of the Rosary. Brown Scapulars will be available and it will possible to enrol after the Rosary.
Afterwards we’ll go somewhere nearby for a social, albeit probably with an earlier finish for most of us than our Friday evening gatherings.
As ever, all our welcome, to join us in prayer, but the social afterwards is only for those aged 18-35, with an exception made for priests and religious.
|Juventutem London pray at the site of the Tyburn Tree after the vigil with Pope Benedict XVI in Hyde Park, 2010|
In the early part of the thirteenth century Saint Dominic, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Angelus the Carmelite, met one day on a street corner in Rome (a chapel still stands at the spot to commemorate this event). Saint Dominic then uttered a famous prophecy:
“To my Order, the Blessed Virgin will entrust a devotion to be known as the Rosary and to your Order, Angelus, She will entrust a devotion to be known as the Scapular. One day through the Rosary and the Scapular, She will save the world.”